Zauzou language

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Zauzou
Rouruo
Native toChina
RegionYunnan
EthnicityNu
Native speakers
2,100 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zal
Glottologzauz1238[3]

Zauzou (Rouruo 柔若, Jaojo, Raorou; autoynm: zau˥zou˧) is a Loloish language of Tu'e District 兔峨地区, Lanping County, Yunnan, China. It is most closely related to Nusu.

Distribution[edit]

In Tu'e District, Rouruo is spoken in Tu'e 兔峨,[4] Bijifeng 碧鸡风,[5] Wupijiang 吾批江,[6] Guoli 果力,[7] Xiaocun 小村, Jiangmo 江末,[8] and a few other locations (Rouruoyu Yanjiu). The two major dialects are Guoli 果力 and Jiangmo 江末 (Sun Hongkai 2002). Sun (2002) provides extensive vocabulary word lists for the Guoli 果力 and Jiangmo 江末 dialects.

Innovations[edit]

Lama (2012) observes a sound change of *r- > Ø from Proto-Loloish as a Nusoish innovation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zauzou at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012:145), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zauzou". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185041
  5. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185043
  6. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185042
  7. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185047
  8. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=185076